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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 10:07 PM
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Where did you get this?

Chrysler bought AMC in 1987. The Chrysler minivan debuted in 1984.

The first minivan was Chevrolet Corvair Greenbriar.

Lee Iaccoca did not design the Mustang. Gale Halderman was the chief designer.

Hmmmm - I will double-check with my source from about 20 years ago, in the meantime take a look at these...


https://books.google.com/books?id=_V...inivan&f=false



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I was reading up on Lee and only knew of a few of his accomplishments. What a full and productive life and making it to 94 is pretty darn great! RIP.

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The first minivan was Chevrolet Corvair Greenbriar.
I'd consider that more of a van but I could see how it could be a mini van of that time as it wasn't as big as the work vans of that period. I thought something like a VW Type II (or "mikerbus" as some of the relatives would call them) would have been the first. I went to Wiki and it said the Stout Scarb from 1936. Huh? 36? Back when they came out no one thought that 50-60 years later people would be collecting them. I wonder if that will be the same in 2040 with a Vintage Dodge Caravan forum. Prolly not...

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Hmmmm - I will double-check with my source from about 20 years ago, in the meantime take a look at these...
Cool renderings of the AMC van. Haven't seen that before. The almost look like they could be sold now. They're closer to today's cars than any of the original Iacocca lead minivans. The Voyager and Caravan were released for the 1984 model year and had been in development since the late 70s according to historical press reports at the time. What happened in 85 was Iacocca worked a deal to use excess capacity in the AMC Kenosha plant to produce Chrysler M body vehicles. As mentioned previously the buyout didn't happen until 87 and by then they were selling the heck out of minivans.

Iacocca's genius, though trained as an engineer and started as an engineer, was in sales and marketing. He talks about this quite a bit in his book. He had a knack for what people would buy, he had the chops to know if they could make them inexpensive enough to make money on and could convince people to buy them.

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Indeed, "the father of the Mustang." A very successful businessman.

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